Somewhere in between Ann Arbor and Omaha, I learned the secret that would change the way I eat and plan my meals.
I don’t remember exactly where I was, because the whole book tour was something of a blur — 40 cities in 50 days to promote No Meat Athlete when it was published in 2013.
It was a different hotel every night. Sometimes with a fridge, sometimes not. No kitchens. No dishes. No blenders.
Basically, nothing that resembled the comfortable food routine I had at home. And as you can imagine, vegan restaurants aren’t exactly plentiful in places like Wisconsin and Nebraska (though Omaha actually surprised me).
So I learned an important rule for driving across the country as a vegan: when you find a good grocery store, stock up. On foods that you can eat on the go, with no prep.
Very quickly, I learned what foods worked best in the car to keep me from resorting to junk: